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15 Amazing Halal Eateries In Melaka For The Ultimate Foodie Trip

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Ayuni Ayatillah  •  Jun 30, 2017

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[Updated 4 June 2021] Melaka is a popular short getaway destination in Malaysia, particularly for its historical and tourist attractions. Dubbed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the vibrant and historical city is also abundant with a variety of food finds if you know where to look 😉 And there's plenty to eat too! Don't believe us? Check out this ultimate compilation of halal food in Melaka for your next foodie outing in this historic town!
1. Asam Pedas Claypot Laksamana
What’s a better way to start your Melaka food trip than having this delicious fiery and sour local dish for lunch? Asam pedas is a dish made of chilli paste, spices and tamarind juice, seasoned to perfection to create a dish that has a delicate balance of sweet, sour and salty. Served in clay pots to retain its freshness and heat, Asam Pedas Claypot Laksamana is a popular asam pedas destination, even among the locals because of its thick and spicy gravy (Melakans love their chillies!). #HHWT Tip: The most popular dish would be asam pedas ikan pari (sting-ray) and asam pedas daging tetel (beef shanks). Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 4PM-12AM Address : 86, Jalan Laksamana 5, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka Contact: +6012-680 0790 Facebook
2. Kuih Keria Antarabangsa Haji Jalil Limbongan
Kuih keria is definitely a must-try if you're in Melaka! It's a traditional doughnut shaped Malay kuih made from flour and sweet potatoes, which are then fried and glazed with sugar. What’s different about Kuih Keria Antarabangsa is that they use palm sugar syrup (gula Melaka) to make the glaze - a clever way that adds more taste as compared to the conventional kuih keria 🤤 The stall has grown so successful that earlier this year it moved to a proper shop lot. Queues can still be pretty long though, so be sure to have lots of patience. Trust us, you won’t regret the wait! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 11AM-6.30PM (closed on Tuesday) Address: No. 29-1 Jalan Kristal Merah 2, Taman Limbongan Jaya, Limbongan, 75200 Melaka Contact: +6012-691 4026 Facebook | Instagram
3. Klebang Original Coconut Shake
As cliched as it sounds, no visit to Melaka is complete without a sip of the original Klebang Original Coconut Shak e. This refreshing drink is made from fresh young coconut water and flesh and creamy milk and topped with vanilla ice-cream. Sounds perfect for a sunny day, doesn’t it? Have this refreshing tropical concoction with a side of keropok lekor and enjoy the busy atmosphere of Pantai Klebang! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sat-Sun; 11.30AM-6.30PM, Fri; 2.30PM-6.30PM Address: Lot 130, Solok Kampung Bahagia, Klebang Besar, Melaka, Kesibang, 75250 Melaka Contact: +6013-399 4061 Facebook | Instagram
4. Cendol Kampung Hulu
Overlooking the Melaka River, you'll find the locals cramming around their tables for Cendol Kampung Hulu's sweet and satisfying cendol 😋 Cendol is a kind of dessert made from rice flour served with ice-shavings, red beans, and drizzled with a generous amount of coconut milk and palm sugar syrup. What makes Cendol Kampung Hulu's version special is the scoop of ice cream that comes with it. Since it's situated within Makan Avenue, you can have more than just this sunny day treat! With 18 stalls that call Makan Avenue their home, there's a very saucy pasembur, delightful cheesy drummets and a hearty roti John to complete your meal. If you love Cendol Kampung Hulu, check out other Instagram-worthy desserts you should try in Melaka! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 11AM-11PM, Fri-Sun; 11AM-12AM Address: Makan Avenue, No 26, Jalan Kampung Hulu, Kampung Hulu, 75200 Melaka Contact: +6012-673 2028 Facebook | Instagram
5. Le QUE
 Named after Hang Lekir, one of the legendary Malay warriors in Melaka, Le QUE serves a mix of Western and local cuisine at unbeatable prices. Browse the menu and you'll find things like smoked ribs burger, seafood avocado burger, charcoal-grilled spring chicken, teriyaki chicken, and more. Did you know that Le QUE is also one of our favourite halal cafes in Melaka? Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Wed-Sun; 6PM-11.30PM (closed on Monday and Tuesday) Address: No 14 Jalan Lagenda 3 Taman 1 Lagenda, Melaka Contact: +6011-5501 8088 Facebook | Instagram
6. Roti Canai Kayu Arang
How about skipping the hotel's spread and head out for a local breakfast instead? Situated only 15 minutes away from downtown Malacca, Roti Canai Kayu Arang offers roti canai that are cooked in a classic charcoal oven that gives the food a unique smoky taste. Other than roti, they also have traditional Malay breakfast such as Nasi Lemak and traditional Malay kueh. #HHWT Tip: Try the cheesy gooey Roti Nachos (which has no nachos in it!) when you're here. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-12PM Address: Roti Canai Kayu Arang, Lot 459 Kg Bakar Batu Mukim, Kampung Bakar Batu, 75350 Bachang, Melaka, Malaysia Contact: +016-661 2434  Facebook 
7. Mochee Dim Sum House
It's hard to resist these tiny parcels of savoury delights at Mochee Dim Sum House. Whether you're a fan of barbecue chicken pau or chicken siew mai, it'll make a wonderful meal before taking a bite out of their well-loved ice cream mochi. That's main course and dessert at one go! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 4PM-10PM (closed on Monday) Address: No. 45, Jalan Knmp 2a, Taman Melaka Perdana, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka Contact: +6019-770 0465/ +6019-770 0475 Facebook | Instagram
8. Mee Goreng Hassan Tengkara
But, what is special about Mee Goreng Hassan is that it serves simple fried noodle with a sunny-side-up egg and special homemade sambal tumis on its side that keeps people coming back for more! The stall is only open for breakfast and some nights though, and be prepared for the crowd as it is also a hit with the locals! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Wed; 7.30AM-10.45AM; 8PM-10PM, Fri-Sun; 7.30AM-10.45AM (closed on Thursday) Address: Mee Goreng Hassan, 390, Jalan Tengkera, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
9. Ee Ji Ban Chicken Rice Ball 
Chicken rice may sound way too ordinary, but there is something special about it when it is rolled into delicious little balls 😋 Served with crispy and juicy roast chicken, Ee Ji Ban takes chicken rice to a new level for any foodie to enjoy! It's also one of the few places you can get halal-certified chicken rice balls in Melaka! Besides chicken rice, they are also known for Nyonya delicacies such as such as cili garam, sambal petai, cincalok omelette and asam pedas. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-9.30PM Address: 275, Jalan Melaka Raya 3, Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka Contact: +6016-216 5220 Facebook | Instagram
10. Medan Ikan Bakar Parameswara, Umbai
The coastal village of Umbai is particularly a hotspot for fresh seafood restaurants, but among many, Medan Ikan Bakar Parameswara has earned rave reviews for its overwhelmingly huge and sumptuous menu. One may find it tough to decide on what to order, but Parameswara’s staff are happy enough to suggest delicious dishes for you to try. Choose your own seafood to ensure that you get the freshest catch 😍 #HHWT Tip: Make sure you try their grilled fish such as stingrays and siakap (seabass), as well as fresh squids or prawns fried in batter. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 5PM-12AM (closed on Monday) Address: Medan Ikan Bakar Parameswara, Pengkalan, Kampung Umbai, 75460 Ayer Molek, Melaka
11. Barkat Original Roti John Asli
 Roti John might be a common dish that can be found at any night market in Malaysia, but what makes Barkat’s Roti John special is its generous fillings. Instead of being soaked in mayonnaise and chilli sauce, the Roti John here is made with minced meat and freshly pounded anchovies and parsley, with a side of special dipping sauce. They also serve ayam golek here, another one of their specialties! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily, 5PM-12AM Address: No. 26 Jalan BU 4A Taman Bachang Utama, Jalan BU 4, Taman Bachang Utama, 75300 Bachang Melaka Contact: +6019-652 1713 Website
12. Pak Putra Restaurant
It is said that the naan here at Pak Putra is the best anyone can get in Malaysia. For that, it absolutely deserves a try! ☺️ Their specialty is their soft and fluffy naan, and their tandoori chicken that is succulent and juicy even after being grilled in a hot tandoor oven. They also have other kinds of Indian food as well, such as roti canai, palak paneer and lassi. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 5.30PM-1AM (closed on Monday) Address: 56 & 58, Jalan 4, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka Contact: +6012-601 5876
13. Noah Art Cafe
Update: As of June 2021, Noah Art Cafe is temporarily closed until further notice.  Tired from all the walking around Melaka and looking to chill out? Head over to Noah Art Cafe, a quaint and cosy cafe located at Jonker Street. Their extensive menu includes Grilled Chicken Mandy rice, gourmet sandwiches like the London Salt Beef Sandwich and Soft Shell Crab Panini sandwich as well as good old Chicken Noodle. We hear their Chicken Chop is super yummy too! For those of you intending to start the day right, their Western breakfast spread, served with a cup of coffee is also available there. You can also opt for the Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang for a change! #HHWT Tip: Noah Art Cafe is also within walking distance from Jonker Street! Check out more Instagram-worthy spots in Melaka (near Muslim-friendly eateries)! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Tue, Thu, Sun; 8AM-4PM, Fri; 3PM-11PM, Sat; 8AM-12AM (closed on Wednesday) Address: No. 25 Jalan Hang Lekiu, Jonker Walk, Malacca Town Contact: +606-288 2820 Facebook
14. Jit Fan Restaurant
It's time to put a halt on your search for halal-certified Chinese-style chicken rice because Jit Fan Restaurant has finally entered the Melaka food scene. Soft fluffy rice that is topped with juicy roasted chicken, every plate will make you feel close to home. We recommend ordering the chicken rice ball that is shaped perfectly for every mouthful. Halal status: Halal-certified Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 9AM-5PM (closed on Monday) Address: No. 21 Jalan PNBBU 1 Pusat Niaga Utama, Bukit Baru, 75150 Melaka Contact: +6016-981 1695 Facebook
15. Melantak Steak Hub
For lip-smacking steaks in Melaka, look no further than Melantak Steak Hub! Serving imported and halal-certified meats, make space on your table for premium Angus and wagyu beef as well as lamb shank and ribs. Perfect for sharing, this Muslim-owned restaurant also serves large-size talam Western (consists of cheesy macaroni, grilled steaks, fries and vegetables) and talam seafood (consists of crayfish, small mussels, seafood, corncob and vegetables). If you're seeking for something sweet, try the restaurant's popular snow ice (most diners enjoy the strawberry and chocolate flavours), ABC premium as well as the coconut and mango shake royale. You're going to enjoy your meal, and that's for sure! Halal status: Muslim-owned, all meats and ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Thu-Tue, 12PM-12AM (closed on Wednesday) Address: No 11 & 13, Jalan KU 1, Taman Klebang Utama, Klebang, 75200 Melaka Contact: +6016-660 3510 Facebook | Instagram There you go! A full list of mouthwatering halal food in Melaka waiting to be savoured during your next trip. Now, we know that there is more to Melakan food than just asam pedas, right? 😉